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Herbalife: We Didn't Mean to Pay the Hiltons

4/27/2010 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As if the Hilton family wasn't filthy rich enough ... a global weight loss company claims it's been paying Paris Hilton's parents huge chunks of money for no reason whatsoever.


Herbalife International just filed a lawsuit against Rick and Kathy Hilton, claiming the couple has been "erroneously" receiving royalties for several weight loss products for roughly 8 years.

Long story short -- Herbalife says in 1992, the couple provided services to the company to get a line of products off the ground ... products containing ephedrine that were discontinued in 2002 -- mostly because ephedrine was banned by the FDA.

Herbalife claims despite 86'ing the line .... it has still been paying the Hiltons royalties.  According to the suit, there have been ongoing but futile discussions about how much, if anything, the Hiltons should return.

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Trooper Tom    

Well this says a whole lot about Herbalife and their accounting department

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balls    

balls

1554 days ago
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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

To # 1 - How about Quentin Tarantino AND Richard Dean Anderson???

1554 days ago
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PatinNJ    

These are the loser parents who didn't send their girls to school, instead, let them dance on tables in bars in NYC when they were underage.



They could have given those girls the finest upbringing and education!

1554 days ago
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hazynight    

It actually IS the Hiltons fault- taking money you know is not yours is stealing.



But they obviously have no class or morals - look how they raised their loser kids.



Having money doesnt make them any better than anyone else



1554 days ago
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rexcars    

Okay dummies, the hiltons dont do their own accounting. Commenters think the hiltons open their own mail. yeah right. the hilton accountants see it only as income, they aren't going to check why they get the money

1554 days ago
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Anonymous    

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bobbyozone    

thats the best laugh i've gotten all day. free money for rich people because of a dumb corporation, that wild eyed picture of paris, and somebodys comment about nicky is the worst,cause she just loves being mean... all its missing is mr burns from the simpsons saying "release the hounds".

1554 days ago
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jxtr    

The company obviously has lax oversight of their finances, if someone just noticed that they were paying the Hiltons for no reason. However, I believe that several top executives knew the checks were going to the Hiltons. They probably thought they could coat tail on the success of Paris and/or the Hilton name. The company is probably having financial difficulties and decided they would just stop paying the Hiltons because they have not been able to launch or promote a product based on that name association.

1554 days ago
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bunky    

Hahahahahaha !!!!! What two bit phonies !

1554 days ago
27.

Sandi    

If Herbalife is giving out FREE MONEY they can sign me up!! Who is with me???

1554 days ago
28.

Bob    

Too bad Herbalife doesn't make a parenting supplement.

1554 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

Primary fault here lies with herbalife and their poor accounting so they're the one who are going to take the loss. Think people. If you had a royalty contract with a corporation and they overpaid you for 15 years then asked for the money back. Wouldn't your first thought be whoa hell no i've paid income taxes on that for 15 years and i'm never going to get back from the government and they want a full refund? How many of you would write a check for the full amount back to Herbalife if that was the case? And when it was their negligent accounting that caused the liability in the first place? If the Hiltons do settle this it will be for a lot less then the full amount they were overpaid.

1554 days ago
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Murgatroyd    

Now we know where Paris's sluttishnes comes from. For all their (inherited) money, this nauseating tribe are common as cat sh*t.

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